Sky under fire for 'hogging' Tour de France hotel car parks

FDJ team boss says Sky's fleet of Tour de France vehicles fills up hotel car parks and "lacks basic etiquette"

Team Sky's bus

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Team Sky's fleet of vehicles block hotel parking lots and is disrespectful, say some rival Tour de France teams. Its addition of motorhomes, for staff, plus a new kitchen truck pushed the envelope. Manager Marc Madiot of rival team FDJ said that Chris Froome's team "lacks basic etiquette".

Sky was one of the last teams to buy a kitchen truck, it debuted it at the Giro d'Italia. At the same time, it rolled out a motorhome for Richie Porte to sleep in. It aimed to minimise the stress and hygiene problems that come with sleeping in different hotel rooms every evening for a three-week Grand Tour. It wanted to continue to use it for Froome in the Tour de France.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.